Summer sweater

May 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

I needed a quick and easy sweater to knit while Becky plays softball, something I could pick up and put down and look away from and not lose my place. I came across Coachella one day while shuffling through patterns on Ravelry and immediately knew I’d found my project. It went super fast, but I did have a few issues with it (my issues, not the pattern’s).

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Image courtesy Becky Yona. Next time I’ll be more specific and tell her to include my head rather than my skirt.

To wit: the top is much deeper than it should be. Either a) there’s an error in the row count in the pattern (unlikely given the number of projects), b) my row gauge was WAY, WAY off (also unlikely, given how on-target my stitch gauge was and how normal the stitches look) or c) I can’t count. The tank looks cute on me, but the front drop goes way down (I’ll have to wear a tank under it, which is okay) and the bust darts are at the bottom of my rib cage (no one will notice unless I point it out). Still going to make another one (or three) — love how fast and easy the pattern is. I used Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend in Celery for this one.

Other things I did wrong/differently: I did not use the smaller needle, because I did not read the pattern properly. It seems fine. Also, I only worked tbl on the first two rows because it was making my wrist hurt. Again, it seems fine.

I’ve actually started my second one at this point, in Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton in Pistachio. I’m making the next size down and will actually try this one on (as recommended in the pattern) to make sure I don’t have the same problem twice. See? I can be taught!

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